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Where I am in the writing process: Still un-published. But lately I've been in a bit of a writing funk. I just haven't wanted to do much of it. But not this week! This week was great! All I wanted to do was write and it was all thanks to a great beta-reader I found on the NaNo website. (A beta-reader is just like a critique partner only the relationship is one sided.) It was like this reader got inside my head and helped me come to the conclusions I've struggling all year to reach. She saw my story from an angle I just couldn't grasp. So, if you're scared to show your work to someone, I say why not take the risk. I mean chances are you story will never make it as the number one New York Times Bestseller, but maybe finding one other person to give you those special words of encouragement will help get the motivation you need to at least finish it.
My current problems: I guess my biggest problem this week was wanting to write 24/7 and not really having the time to do that. (Gotta work.) I have all these ideas floating around but I can't get them out fast enough. It makes me wish I had a tape recorder.
This week's question: Do you carry a writing journal around? Do you believe jotting down the ideas as they come is the best way? I mean if I don't get it all out now will it be lost forever?